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Printing in black only

I'm trying to figure out how to have my printer only print in black. Regardless of what application I am printing from, it still prints in all color, and I need just to see the images I'm printing in black. Any thoughts?

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  • housecoatinc Feb 26, 2009

    No, it's not that anything is blocked, it's more of a settings issue.  I'm trying to have my printer only print in black.  Both ink cartridges are working, I'm just trying to print something in color, in black only.

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You may have a blocked cartridge. try running a cleaning cycle then a test print.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • sean sutton
    sean sutton Feb 26, 2009

    1. Open the printer driver setup window, and check the Monochrome Effects check box on the Effects tab.
    2. Select your desired color from Sepia, Blue, Pink, Green, or the color selected using Select Color.
    If you use Select Color, move the Color slider to specify the color you want.
    The current settings are displayed in the Settings Preview on the left side of the printer driver.
    3. Click OK. The image will be printed with a single color.

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